Originally Posted by DenFan38
No way in hell will the BCS, or each bowl committee, allow Utah and the Big East champ play, that's just murder for ratings.
What it'll most likely look like is this:
Oklahoma vs. USC - Orange Bowl
Auburn vs. Utah - Sugar Bowl
Michigan vs. Cal - Rose Bowl
Miami vs. Pitt - Fiesta Bowl.
Utah vs. Pitt would rank up as the ultimate worst game, even worse than that Notre Dame vs. Oregon State match-up. They won't give the at large bid to play the Big East winner, if they haven any dignity.
Ugh, Miami vs. Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl would be a real downer. At least we'd surely end the UM Fiesta Bowl curse ('85 vs. UCLA, '87 vs. Penn State, '94 vs. Arizona, and '03 vs. Ohio State*) with a relatively easy game vs. our former Big East rivals.
The BCS should drop the Big East champion from the Fiesta or Sugar this year, though still pay them (Pitt or Syracuse) the money they earned as the Big East BCS representative. Then let Louisville or Texas take the empty Big East BCS slot. I'd love to see Louisville get another chance at a big school. That team is for real. Louisville vs. Auburn and Miami vs. Utah wouldn't be bad.
Even better would be USC vs. Oklahoma in the Orange, Utah vs. Auburn in the Sugar, Cal vs. Michigan in the Rose, Miami vs. Texas in the Fiesta, and the winners of the Orange and Sugar playing for the national title in Jacksonville a week before the Super Bowl.